Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Can you believe another year has come and gone! I am sure we have all had our share of trials and tribulations, but through them all, God has continued to show his love and is ever present in our lives .
The God we serve truly is a keeper and despite all of our flaws, failures, and shortcomings, He remains faithful, just, and kind. The scriptures state that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” and that God is fair and just and will forgive us our sins. Despite what some of us believe, we are all capable of having a bad day and being out of the will of God. All of us need God’s forgiveness.
In the same way, our children have bad days. Here at the Morado After-school Site, as well as at the other Tiger Pause sites, we try to convey the love of God and instruct each student in the knowledge of His infinite love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. We relate that God, their families, and the Tiger Pause staff love them even if they are not at their best. We also let them know that they must take responsibility in making sure that their “bad day” does not continue by encouraging them to take their mind off of themselves, the event, or the situation that may have led to the terrible day by concentrating on God.
The word of God says, “I will give you perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Me.” Teaching them to keep their mind on God while they are young is beneficial in helping them to succeed in in every aspect of their life. When disappointments and adversity raise their ugly heads, our children have a solid foundation to stand on and that is the Word and Love of Jesus Christ! Bad day? Piece of Cake!
Love and Blessings,
Sabrina Tench, Morado Site Center Supervisor